Safe Sleeping – Baby Care
The method in which babies are placed to bed has an effect on sudden infant death syndrome , also known as commonly referred to as crib death. The number of babies dying has been reduced by half due to increased knowledge about this. Stop smoking and do not allow smoking in the same room with your child. Don't let any one smoke in your home at all. Always put your baby on her back when she is sleeping to ensure that her breathing isn't hindered and she is not able to lose heat from her back the head, face, and. Be careful not to let your baby get too hot, as she isn't very efficient at controlling her temperature. If the temperature in the air feels like it's hot, it's extremely hot for her. Don't make a big change to the amount of bedding you use when your baby is ill. Do not over wrap your baby. Wrap her in an organic cotton sheet and mobile blankets in accordance with the temperature of the room. Visit:- Lay your baby in the feet-to-foot position near the top of the crib to ensure that she can't wriggle down under the blankets or get too hot. Wakeful Babies The majority of babies have a pattern of sleeping for perhaps two hours in the morning, and again in the afternoon however, there are always exceptions. While awakeful babies are challenging, they are rewarding in the end because they're generally very attractive and loving, so don't be down hearted. Your baby is wakeful because she is in love with you and craves your friendship and affection. She's not trying to deprive you of sleep and wants to learn and be social. When she's awake with you, she'll be forging new connections with others and gaining many new skills. Think about this, too while she's awake during the day. If she's not exhausted, why should she be sleeping. From her perspective it's better for her to be with you, so don't be shocked if she starts crying after you leave. What Can You Try? Keep her temperature at a level that is close to her skin, to ensure she isn't too hot or cold, and add or remove blankets as needed. Be sure to check the room temperature. A minimum of 65degF (18degC) is comfortable. Replace her diaper in the event that it's wet or soiled and soothe the area of her diaper with a mild diaper cream (zinc oxide) and, if needed. Utilize a rocking cradle, or push her in a rhythmic manner her carriage. You can play her a tape of the human heartbeat and the sound she heard in the womb. Play her music you listened to during pregnancy, or an old fashioned music box that has a simple repetitive melody can be really useful. You can play her a tape that shows you and your partner talking. The crib should be placed on opposite sides of the bed each night so that you can be the ones to watch her. Rock her or talk to her there is no need to get her up. If she's clearly refusing to sleep get her up and put her in her chair where she can see you. Put a mobile in her crib to give her something exciting to look at when she awakes. A mobile that plays music is the ideal. Fix a baby gym, with a variety of sounds and textures in her crib, or hook it up to the bars so she can go to it when she's bored. Bedding, Blankets and Blankets Make sure you have sufficient bedding to keep her warm. If your baby is younger than 12 months, don't give her a blanket and don't make use of quilts, comforters, or baby nests as they are also a barrier to loss of warmth. Sleep And Your Older Baby If your infant grows up, her sleeping pattern will change gradually and she'll be in a state of alertness and consciousness for long durations during the day, even after eating. When she's being stimulated with conversations and play with you, she'll start needing more time to sleep to recharge her energy levels. The trick is to convince her that those longer rest periods should take place at evening, in order to match your own. Establishing A Bed Time Routine Your baby might be upset at bed time she might be worried about being separated from you or just wanting to keep playing, so setting up a bedtime routine is crucial to help build her confidence and help her learn that there is an appropriate time at which play must stop. Create your own routine according to the time that works for everyone. For instance, if you're working and need to sleep, it might be better to be a bit later. However, do not alter the routine, whatever time you decide to start it. The suggested routine could be like this: Offer her the meal that will be her last of the day preferably not her main dinner. Take her bath after she has been not too much running around before changing her to her night clothes. Spend quiet time in your child's bedroom Sing gentle songs or read a book (depending on her age and stage of growth). Give her your final breast feed (unless your baby is still awake in the night). Place her in her crib, with any security object she's gotten dependent on Turn the dimmer switch down low, then sit still with her for a few minutes. Go out of the room in a quiet manner, saying goodnight, and then leave the door open. Day Time Naps For Your Baby's Growing Up As children grow older they get less sleep, but up to 12 months, your baby might continue to nap during morning hours. Up to the age of three, a lot of toddlers nap during the day. To aid your child to rest and sleep Put her in the place she likes best, which may not be her room. Make sure she has any specific comforter or safety object in her. Relax with music and let her play with toys and books and keep her close proximity to hear you moving around. If she calls out to you, it's probably only to reassure you, so don't call back. If she isn't ready to sleep, that's okay and just give it an unwinding time where she can sit on her bed and have a play. Do not let her cry longer than a few minutes before out going to her. If she's not happy, it isn't the point of the nap.

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